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Old 12-04-2022, 04:04 PM   #1
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no flow from kitchen or bathroom faucets on city water

When hooked up to city water, I'm getting a trickle then nothing from both kitchen and bathroom faucets, both hot and cold. Flow from hose is fine. Changed interior filter and housing filled OK. When switched to water tank, plenty of flow from both faucets. Sunseeker 2500TS, 2014. Sounds like a blockage, but where?
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Old 12-04-2022, 04:33 PM   #2
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I’m no expert, but I’m attaching a photo which shows the most likely culprit to the problem as you describe is most likely the check valve which is built into the city connector on the outside of your rig.

Maybe someone else can help, but see the attached photo.
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Old 12-04-2022, 04:56 PM   #3
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When hooked up to city water, I'm getting a trickle then nothing from both kitchen and bathroom faucets, both hot and cold. Flow from hose is fine. Changed interior filter and housing filled OK. When switched to water tank, plenty of flow from both faucets. Sunseeker 2500TS, 2014. Sounds like a blockage, but where?
How's the flow to the shower and toilet?
If poor, then the suggestion to check the city water check valve (behind the screen where you connect the city water hose) is valid.

If the toilet and shower flow fine, then something else is amiss.

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Old 12-04-2022, 05:31 PM   #4
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I’m predicting faucet aerators are clogged… especially since internal filter cartridge fills.
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Old 12-04-2022, 05:45 PM   #5
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I’m predicting faucet aerators are clogged… especially since internal filter cartridge fills.
Interesting that water flows freely from the faucets when using fresh water tank, if I read the first post correctly.
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Old 12-04-2022, 05:46 PM   #6
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OP, check valve suggestions are good, but also do you have an in-line water pressure regulator anywhere in the city water line?
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Old 12-04-2022, 06:34 PM   #7
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Interesting that water flows freely from the faucets when using fresh water tank, if I read the first post correctly.
You're right.
Having the filter cartridge fill up threw me off..................... again.
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Old 12-05-2022, 02:26 PM   #8
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How's the flow to the shower and toilet?
If poor, then the suggestion to check the city water check valve (behind the screen where you connect the city water hose) is valid.

If the toilet and shower flow fine, then something else is amiss.

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It could even be the screen at the city water inlet itself (e.g., if there were crud in the hose when it was attached).

It could also be that the city water sillcock simply wasn't opened all the way. If Julie had an external filter at the city water sillcock or at the city water inlet, that could be clogged (or even iced up).
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Old 12-06-2022, 08:34 AM   #9
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GOT IT!

This forum is the BEST! Thank you all for the suggestions. Now I know the inner workings of my water system. And thanks to you, I was able to solve and fix the problem. It was so simple - the screen at the inlet was clogged (yuck). Once cleaned, the water was flowing freely. Happy campers once more.
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Old 12-06-2022, 09:12 AM   #10
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This forum is the BEST! Thank you all for the suggestions. Now I know the inner workings of my water system. And thanks to you, I was able to solve and fix the problem. It was so simple - the screen at the inlet was clogged (yuck). Once cleaned, the water was flowing freely. Happy campers once more.
Great and thanks for coming back and letting us know what fixed it.

You should consider using an external water filter at the water spigot to keep debris from entering your water pressure regulator, (hopefully you use one) your hose and that screen.
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Old 12-06-2022, 09:17 AM   #11
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filters

I do use a filter and pressure regulator at the park hose bib, along with an internal filter in the motorhome. Possibly water sat in both of those filters during the summer (Florida: too hot to camp but just right for slimy things to grow). Our camping season started late this year (two hurricanes right when we had state park reservations), so we just noticed this problem. Next time, we drain everything.
Thanks again.
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I would suggest that you sanitize your water system if you had slimy stuff on the strainer.
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Old 01-03-2023, 03:18 PM   #13
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I am having the same issue. But no flow when using pump. And all screens have been cleaned.
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Old 01-03-2023, 04:36 PM   #14
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Are you sure that the winterizing valve is set to draw from the water tank and not from an antifreeze jug?
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Didnt winterize, have been living in it
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Old 01-03-2023, 08:59 PM   #16
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You can hear the pump running, right? If not. it's an electrical issue.

One possibility is that it's drawing air. This could be from a loose or cracked filter housing (if you have a filter) or an air leak in the tube between the tank and pump.

Another possibility is a frozen water line on either side of the pump. Do you/did you have freezing weather?

A third possibility is a cracked fitting in the plumbing due to freezing. Have you looked under the RV to see whether you have been pumping a great puddle due to a broken pipe/fitting?

You don't have city water hooked up, right?
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Old 01-03-2023, 10:23 PM   #17
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I can hear the pump running. I am connected to city water, but had it off when trying to use pump. I dont believe i have a filter, if I do I have never seen it. No frozen pipes, no leaks. Ran water for 48hrs straight to try and get lines to flow.
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I am having the same issue. But no flow when using pump. And all screens have been cleaned.
Are you stating you do not have water either on city water and pump......or do you have it on city and not on pump. Can you clarify please?

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